The newly released Tesla Cybertruck has swiftly entered into various showdowns, including races against several competitors. One of the notable challengers is the Ford F-150 Raptor R, renowned as one of the swiftest combustion-powered pickups in the United States today.
The sheer presence of the Ford F-150 Raptor R is jaw-dropping, defying its massive build by delivering astonishing speed. Reviewers highlight its unexpected agility, making it seem more akin to an off-road desert racer than a conventional pickup, with utility features appearing almost secondary.
On paper, the Ford F-150 Raptor R seems like an ideal rival for the Tesla Cybertruck. It boasts a 5.2-liter V8 engine generating 700 HP and 868 Nm of torque, weighing in at 6,000 pounds. Meanwhile, the Cybertruck flaunts three electric motors producing 845 HP and 930 Nm of torque, tipping the scales at an estimated 6,843 pounds.
Despite its higher price tag at $109,250, the Raptor R finds competition in the Cybertruck’s top trim, the Cyberbeast, priced at $99,990.
Tests conducted by motoring group carwow indicate that the Ford F-150 Raptor R and the Tesla Cybertruck aren't evenly matched in a standing quarter mile. Through multiple drag races, the Cybertruck consistently emerged victorious in both standing quarter miles and rolling races.
The comparison reached an intriguing point when carwow arranged a drag race with a significant disadvantage for the Cybertruck. While the Ford F-150 Raptor R ran on pavement, the Cybertruck was tasked with racing on a dirt road—a scenario that typically favors conventional vehicles. Surprisingly, the all-electric pickup still outperformed the Raptor R, defying expectations even on the uneven terrain.
Such compelling outcomes undoubtedly underscore the impressive performance of the Tesla Cybertruck.
---------This article is partly excerpted from Yahoo Autos.